ONSLOW-COLE AND WHITE SIGN NISSAN GT3 DEAL

British professional racing driver Tom Onslow-Cole (GB) and experienced AM driver Paul White (GB) will contest the 2014 Avon British GT Championship in a JRM factory-supported Nissan GT-R NISSMO GT3 run by JMH Automotive under the Strata21 banner.
 
The programme will form part of the duo’s wider GT racing campaign, which, at present, includes the 24 Hours of Barcelona and 12 Hours of Hungaroring and plans to take on other high-profile endurances races around the world. 

The team came together at a test session at Snetterton yesterday and Onslow-Cole and White drove the 3.8-litre V6 twin-turbo Nissan NISMO GT-R NISSMO GT3 for the first time.
 
"The Nissan GT-R is one of the larger cars on the grid but you wouldn't know it when you're driving it," comments Onslow-Cole. "The high-speed aero is incredible and is definitely a strength of the car. After our first test, we're both feeling positive."
 
In addition to the Nissan GT3 charger they will use for the British GT Championship, the pair plans to make use of Strata21’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE and V12 Vantage GT3 as well as the Milltek/KPM Racing Golf, in which they took podium finishes at Dubai 24 Hours and the 12 Hours of Mugello earlier this year.
 
This season will mark Onslow-Cole’s full-time move into GT racing after a series of events in 2013, which he competed in alongside his seventh consecutive British Touring Car Championship season. White, who has raced in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Aston Martin, will also make his British GT Championship debut.
 
Onslow-Cole explains: “The world of GT racing is something that is relatively new to me but it’s something that has really got me hooked. I’ve got a lot to learn this season, but we have put together a programme that will see us develop very well across the various endurance distances.
 
“So far this year we have had great results in our 24-H Series outings and that’s something I hope to carry on. The British GT Championship programme with the Nissan GT-R GT3 has got huge potential and I can’t wait to race alongside some of the quickest GT drivers in the UK.”
 
The British GT Championship is going from strength-to-strength, with bumper grids, growing spectator figures and, from this season, free-to-view coverage on Motors TV.
 
“Endurance racing is where my heart lies – the 12- and 24-hour races – but, the British GT Championship is really appealing right now,” comments White. “There is a high level of competition and some really exciting racing, so we are looking forward to being a part of it.
 
“We will compliment our campaign with some bigger endurance races and we are always on the look out for exciting opportunities – Bathurst 12 Hours is definitely on my list.”
 
Although Onslow-Cole and White hope to make a full British GT Championship assault, the team is currently missing an entry to the first round at Oulton Park. They urge anyone who has an entry for sale to get in touch.